Our clients wanted a Tree of Life as big as we could cut for the front of their home. We used a heavy 11 gauge steel for durability and cut a 46” diameter. The first picture shows us after the piece was cut but not cleaned up. The second picture is after the piece was cleaned and ground on both front and back and finished with a black gloss powder coat to make it durable for outside. The last picture shows the finished piece at its new home.
The client took a picture of their home, converted it to a black and white jpeg image and sent it to us. We then made some edits per the client request, cut the piece and it was finished with a matte black powder coat finish making it durable for outdoors. They then mounted it to a rock at the top of their driveway.
Heat treated color- This piece was made for the front of the client’s home. It is 18” wide x 24” high. Brian did his unique grinding work to make the piece look dimensional then Carmel used an acetylene torch to heat the steel to achieve the luscious golds, blues and purples. The heat coloring process took close to an hour. The design was then finished with a clear powder coat to make it durable for outside.
Our client asked us to make this for her friend who suffers from a chronic illness in the hope that it would brighten her days. We were honored to make this and especially appreciate the client’s idea to heat color just part of the design.